This book is the first in-depth geographic treatment of naturopathic physicians in the United States. It consists of seven articles that have previously been published in scholarly journals read primarily by a narrow group of specialists. They have been published together in this format to give them a wider availability, and to provide a more comprehensive overview.
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. What is Naturopathic Medicine and Who are NDs?; 2. Diffusion of Naturopathic Licensing; 3. Distribution, Concentration, and Health Care Implications of Naturopathic Physicians in the United States; 4. Using Telephone, Association, and License Directories to Examine the Distribution of NDs; 5. Downward Hierarchical Diffusion of Naturopathic Physicians in Oregon from 2000 to 2004; 6. Factoring NDs into the HPSA Equation: A Policy Consideration; 7. Estimating the De-designation of Single-County HPSAs; 8. Geography of Naturopathy in the United States: Current Status and Future Prospects; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.